René Descartes quote about desire from Discourse on the Method - My third maxim was to endeavor always to conquer myself rather than fortune, and change my desires rather than the order of the world, and in general, accustom myself to the persuasion that, except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power;
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My third maxim was to endeavor always to conquer myself rather than fortune, and change my desires rather than the order of the world, and in general, accustom myself to the persuasion that, except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power;
 René Descartes, Discourse on the Method (1637). copy citation

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Author René Descartes
Source Discourse on the Method
Topic desire power fortune thought
Date 1637
Language English
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